Period
to 23 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 48 52
Rank change year-on-year +16 +4 +46
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 278 106 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.30% 4.70% 4.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.03% 5.28% 5.05%
Number of salaries quoted 209 104 95
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £39,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.58% +3.95% -5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £52,500 £54,500
North West median annual salary £48,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +14.12% -5.56% +12.50%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,080 2,009 2,216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 91.91% 89.17% 87.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2,247 1,569 1,894
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £27,750 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £56,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +6 101 £50,500 -3.81% 2
Crewe +10 38 £39,250 -0.63% 5
Warrington +13 26 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Chester -21 15 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Wilmslow 0 8 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Macclesfield -3 8 £40,000 - 1
Sandbach - 5 £47,500 -
Nantwich - 3 £50,000 - 1
Alderley Edge - 3 £30,000 -
Runcorn -1 2 £35,000 -
Daresbury - 1 £47,500 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 £45,000 -
Northwich - 1 £90,000 -
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 180 (64.75%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (51.44%) Java
3 101 (36.33%) C#
4 96 (34.53%) Scrum
5 93 (33.45%) Finance
6 85 (30.58%) .NET
7 83 (29.86%) SQL
8 76 (27.34%) JavaScript
8 76 (27.34%) MVC
9 68 (24.46%) TDD
10 63 (22.66%) DevOps
11 62 (22.30%) Banking
12 61 (21.94%) Degree
13 60 (21.58%) Continuous Integration
14 53 (19.06%) Web Services
15 50 (17.99%) Spring
15 50 (17.99%) Git (software)
16 47 (16.91%) Jenkins
16 47 (16.91%) Oracle
17 46 (16.55%) ASP.NET Web API
17 46 (16.55%) SDLC
18 43 (15.47%) Test Automation
18 43 (15.47%) Java EE
19 42 (15.11%) Microservices
19 42 (15.11%) PHP
20 40 (14.39%) HTML
20 40 (14.39%) MySQL
20 40 (14.39%) Stakeholder Management
21 39 (14.03%) AngularJS
22 38 (13.67%) SQL Server

Software Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (5.40%) Tomcat
2 10 (3.60%) Sitefinity
3 8 (2.88%) CICS
4 6 (2.16%) NServiceBus
5 5 (1.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.44%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.08%) Anypoint
7 3 (1.08%) Confluence
8 2 (0.72%) Apache
8 2 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.72%) JBoss
8 2 (0.72%) Resin
8 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.36%) CMS
9 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.44%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.72%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.36%) Blender
Business Applications
1 5 (1.80%) BASE24
2 4 (1.44%) Magento
2 4 (1.44%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.24%) OpenShift
4 5 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.72%) IaaS
6 2 (0.72%) PaaS
7 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.36%) GitHub
7 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.80%) HTTP
2 4 (1.44%) VLAN
2 4 (1.44%) Wireless
3 3 (1.08%) Internet
4 2 (0.72%) DNS
4 2 (0.72%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.36%) ATM
5 1 (0.36%) IPsec
5 1 (0.36%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (14.39%) MySQL
2 38 (13.67%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (4.32%) NoSQL
5 10 (3.60%) DB2
6 9 (3.24%) Big Data
7 6 (2.16%) IMS/DB
8 5 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (1.80%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.80%) Redis
9 4 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (1.44%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (1.44%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.08%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.72%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 50 (17.99%) Git (software)
2 47 (16.91%) Jenkins
3 25 (8.99%) JIRA
3 25 (8.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (8.27%) Octopus Deploy
5 22 (7.91%) MSBuild
6 18 (6.47%) Maven
7 14 (5.04%) Gradle
8 12 (4.32%) JUnit
9 10 (3.60%) TestNG
10 9 (3.24%) Visual Studio
11 8 (2.88%) Eclipse
11 8 (2.88%) Mercurial
11 8 (2.88%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (2.52%) Cucumber
12 7 (2.52%) Selenium
13 5 (1.80%) SonarQube
13 5 (1.80%) Subversion
14 4 (1.44%) Oracle Forms
15 3 (1.08%) Ant
General
1 93 (33.45%) Finance
2 62 (22.30%) Banking
3 26 (9.35%) Retail
4 21 (7.55%) Investment Banking
4 21 (7.55%) Retail Banking
5 14 (5.04%) Law
6 6 (2.16%) Marketing
7 5 (1.80%) Advertising
8 3 (1.08%) Electronics
8 3 (1.08%) Games
9 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.72%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 112 (40.29%) Software Engineer
2 79 (28.42%) Developer
3 33 (11.87%) Senior Software Engineer
4 27 (9.71%) Java Engineer
4 27 (9.71%) Java Software Engineer
5 25 (8.99%) .NET Software Engineer
6 22 (7.91%) Software Developer
7 19 (6.83%) C# Software Engineer
8 18 (6.47%) Java Developer
8 18 (6.47%) PHP Developer
9 16 (5.76%) C# Developer
9 16 (5.76%) C# Software Developer
10 14 (5.04%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
11 13 (4.68%) Scrum Master
11 13 (4.68%) Senior Developer
12 11 (3.96%) .NET Developer
12 11 (3.96%) Architect
12 11 (3.96%) DevOps Engineer
13 10 (3.60%) Senior Java Engineer
13 10 (3.60%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (30.58%) .NET
2 53 (19.06%) Web Services
3 50 (17.99%) Spring
4 46 (16.55%) ASP.NET Web API
5 43 (15.47%) Java EE
6 40 (14.39%) HTML
7 39 (14.03%) AngularJS
8 36 (12.95%) React
8 36 (12.95%) REST
9 34 (12.23%) ASP.NET
10 29 (10.43%) RESTful
11 28 (10.07%) CSS
12 27 (9.71%) Middleware
13 24 (8.63%) Hibernate
14 22 (7.91%) .NET Framework
14 22 (7.91%) SOAP
15 21 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
16 17 (6.12%) Node.js
17 14 (5.04%) J2EE
18 13 (4.68%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.91%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (7.91%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.04%) Fintech
4 12 (4.32%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (3.96%) N-Tier
6 10 (3.60%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.60%) Mobile App
7 9 (3.24%) User Experience
8 8 (2.88%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.52%) Algorithms
9 7 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (2.16%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.80%) IVR
12 3 (1.08%) Online Banking
13 2 (0.72%) CCTV
13 2 (0.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 2 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
13 2 (0.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (12.23%) Linux
2 25 (8.99%) Windows
3 18 (6.47%) Unix
4 17 (6.12%) Android
5 11 (3.96%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.80%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (1.44%) AIX
7 4 (1.44%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 2 (0.72%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.72%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.72%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (64.75%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (34.53%) Scrum
3 76 (27.34%) MVC
4 68 (24.46%) TDD
5 63 (22.66%) DevOps
6 60 (21.58%) Continuous Integration
7 46 (16.55%) SDLC
8 43 (15.47%) Test Automation
9 42 (15.11%) Microservices
10 40 (14.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 37 (13.31%) Waterfall
12 35 (12.59%) Mentoring
13 34 (12.23%) OO
14 31 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (10.43%) SOLID
16 28 (10.07%) Coaching
17 26 (9.35%) Kanban
17 26 (9.35%) Risk Management
18 25 (8.99%) BDD
18 25 (8.99%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 143 (51.44%) Java
2 101 (36.33%) C#
3 83 (29.86%) SQL
4 76 (27.34%) JavaScript
5 42 (15.11%) PHP
6 30 (10.79%) C++
7 29 (10.43%) T-SQL
8 21 (7.55%) Python
9 16 (5.76%) C
9 16 (5.76%) Java 8
10 15 (5.40%) VB
11 11 (3.96%) VB.NET
12 10 (3.60%) R
12 10 (3.60%) Scala
13 7 (2.52%) COBOL
14 6 (2.16%) Embedded C
14 6 (2.16%) TypeScript
15 5 (1.80%) Ruby
16 4 (1.44%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 61 (21.94%) Degree
2 16 (5.76%) HND
3 11 (3.96%) Sun Certification
3 11 (3.96%) TOGAF Certification
4 5 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.44%) ISEB
5 4 (1.44%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.44%) PMP
6 3 (1.08%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.08%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.36%) CISSP
8 1 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.19%) QA
2 4 (1.44%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (8.99%) Docker
2 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.36%) Firmware
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (3.24%) Kubernetes
1 9 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.52%) Ansible
2 7 (2.52%) Puppet
3 3 (1.08%) Nagios
4 2 (0.72%) Marathon
5 1 (0.36%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.36%) SCCM
5 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 47 (16.91%) Oracle
2 29 (10.43%) Microsoft
3 26 (9.35%) Google
4 18 (6.47%) Xamarin
5 11 (3.96%) Sun
6 9 (3.24%) Sybase
7 7 (2.52%) MuleSoft
8 6 (2.16%) Adobe
8 6 (2.16%) Facebook
9 5 (1.80%) SaltStack
9 5 (1.80%) Twitter
10 3 (1.08%) Apigee
10 3 (1.08%) HP
10 3 (1.08%) IBM
11 2 (0.72%) Altera
11 2 (0.72%) Apple
11 2 (0.72%) ATG
11 2 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.72%) Xilinx
12 1 (0.36%) Zend